Gluten Free Stuffed Mushrooms
We didn’t know how well these would be accepted but they fast became a friend of the family. There’s an endless variety of ingredients you can use – by adding shrimp, chopped steak, bacon, different vegetables, etc. and we do just that just about every time, but here are the basics.
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Gluten Free Ravioli with Sausage
Gluten free Cheese ravioli with sausages & peppers? You’d think you’re in the heart of Bologna instead of in your own kitchen. We buy frozen cheese stuffed ravioli from Dietary Specialists who ship contents on dry ice and their packaging is excellent as are their ravioli. This recipe is a treat so sit back with a glass of wine or your favorite beverage and enjoy! Continue reading “Gluten Free Ravioli with Sausage”
Gluten Free Mozzarella & Tomato Salad
Fresh Mozzarella with fresh tomatoes? What a treat. You can do all kinds of things with this base recipe by adding slices of ham or salami or black olives or whatever comes to mind. It is a refreshing salad and very much enjoyed Continue reading “Gluten Free Mozzarella & Tomato Salad”
- 1/2 cup melted butter
- 4 ounces melted german chocolate
- 1 cup organic sugar
- 2 eggs
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 cup Pamela’s Baking & Pancake Mix
Preheat oven to 350°. Melt chocolate and butter in microwave or double boiler. Add eggs, vanilla, sugar, and beat. Add baking mix and combine. Add nuts or chocolate chips if you desire. Bake in a lightly greased 8-inch square pan for 20 to 25 minutes, done when a toothpick inserted comes out with crumbs.
Gluten sensitivity is the most common food allergy in the world but besides the symptoms the only way to know for sure is to take a gluten intolerance test.
In some form it is thought to affect 6% of the world’s population. Gluten intolerance can manifest in a whole spectrum of different ways, some people may never even know they have a gluten sensitivity. In severe cases gluten intolerance can manifest as Coeliac’s disease, an autoimmune condition, that can manifest as chronic stomach problems. Gluten is a protein found in many products but it is in the highest concentrations in those made with wheat such a bread and pasta. It is also found in other grain species such as barley and rye. The only treatment for a gluten intolerance in any form is to consume a gluten free diet and in more severe cases this can be a lifelong thing.
Some of the gluten intolerance symptoms that manifest after eating products containing gluten are bloating, cramping, headaches or migraines, lethargy or muscle pain.
Constipation, diarrhea, vomiting and even osteoporosis are also common problems in more severe cases. Even ingesting small amounts of gluten can damage a patients health if their reaction is severe enough. Coeliac’s disease actually damages the lining of the intestine irreparably in severe cases when gluten is consumed. Some people may never experience any form of severe symptom and may just feel fatigued more often than their counterparts. Misdiagnosis is also fairly common with many patients being diagnosed with IBS or Irritable Bowl Syndrome instead, or simply brushing off their symptoms as something else such as bad food or menstrual problems. Continue reading “Gluten Intolerance Test”